BASIC – Beginner All purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
Beginner All purpose Symbolic Instruction Code is a high level language based on FORTRAN II, with some influences from ALGOL 60 and with additions to make it suitable for time-sharing. The Language is easy to learn and implement on most operating systems.
The Language was originally designed by Thomas Eugene Kurtz and John George Kemeny in 1964 at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA to provide computer access to non-science students.
Below is an example of a program written in BASIC language that prints “Hello World!” :-
10 print “Hello World!”